Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Baby and Toy Rabbit
- In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Comments - Attractive scene of a mother holding her young son in her arms. The baby reaches eagerly for a toy rabbit with a bobbing head held by a man sitting at left. A screen behind him is patterned with a rooster. The beauty's hair is freshly washed, combed back over her shoulders to dry, and she wears a blue and white kimono with a design of mandarin ducks and waves. A charming image with a silver mica background.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.